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It follows the State Government having pledged support for the Perth Glory last year to ensure the continuation of the organisation in Western Australia, while they sought to find a new owner.

The State Government will now work with the new owners to action the package of support that was offered to the A-League.

Significant investments in football infrastructure have also been made by Government in recent years to continue growing and supporting the game.

The new State Football Centre, now known as the Sam Kerr Football Centre, was jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments and opened last year ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The world-class facility spanning 16 hectares was built to support the game at professional and grassroots levels, and was used by women's teams as part of their training during the World Cup, as well as the CommBank Matildas during their Olympic qualifier matches.

A further $6.1 million was also announced recently by the State Government to expand the Centre and allow for two additional pitches and lighting, further bolstering the state-of-the-art facility.

HBF Park has also undergone significant improvements, including $44 million of upgrades last year, which provided:

  • a brand new reinforced pitch
  • upgraded changeroom facilities
  • two new display screens, LED sports lighting and significant electrical, CCTV and Wi-Fi upgrades
  • improved accessibility amenities
  • additional permanent amenities and event space
  • a relocated outside broadcast area. 

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